The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is a six-week, evidence-based group exercise walking program appropriate for adults with, or without, arthritis. Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease:

• Reduces the pain and discomfort of arthritis;
• Increases balance, strength, and walking pace;
• Builds confidence in one’s ability to be physically active; and
• Improves overall health

The program is facilitated by certified instructors with training in group exercise and arthritis conditions and is conducted in small, supportive group settings. The only pre-requisite for program participants is the ability to be on one’s feet for at least 10 minutes without feeling increased pain. Walk With Ease does not require any equipment.

Walk With Ease is offered three times per week for 45-60 minutes for six weeks. During each class program participants will experience:

• A certified instructor with special training to promote education about successful physical activity for people with arthritis
• A pre-walk discussion about related topics on arthritis, exercise, or walking safely and comfortably, as well as motivational strategies and group sharing
• A series of warm-up exercises and stretches
• A 10-30-minute walk in a local community setting
• A cool-down

Genesee County YMCA

When: Mon, Wed & Fri

May 2nd – June 13th 

Time: 9:15 am to 10:15 am

Where: Walks leave from the Y

Instructor: Diane Winters

Cost: Free for Members and

$35 for Non-Members

Call the front desk to register today! 585.344.1664